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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Eagles escape NIACC in OT

With wins over two ranked foes in three days a week ago, you know Kirkwood has a pretty good women's basketball team.

Add luck and you get a hard-fought, 78-68, overtime win over NIACC on Saturday in a conference game at Johnson Hall.

Luck got the Eagles to overtime and then they were good as they dominated the extra session.

“We were lucky to win,” Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl said. “We missed layups, missed free throws, and they shot it well.”



Olson nets 20 as Kirkwood tops Malcolm X

WEST BURLINGTON - Taylor Olson poured in a career-high 20 points Friday night as Kirkwood defeated Malcolm X College, 80-70, in the first round of the Southeastern Community College Classic.

Olson, a freshman from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, hit three 3-pointers in the first half and went 7-for-7 at the foul line in the second half.

J.C. Fuller scored 16 points for the Eagles (8-7). Devan Douglas scored 12 points, Jalen Currie had 11 points and Gage Heffernan chipped in with 10.



Eagles belt No.8 Illinois Central for title

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - The Kirkwood Eagles completed an impressive performance at the Illinois Central Classic Sunday afternoon by topping No.8 Illinois Central, 59-41, in the championship game of the eight-team holiday tournament.

Kianna Jacobs collected a double-double for the seventh-ranked Eagles (13-3) with 15 points and 11 rebounds and made the all-tournament team. Alexis Fitzpatrick also made the all-tournament team for Kirkwood.

Kirkwood began the tournament Friday with a 75-60 victory over Cincinnati State. The Eagles drubbed top-ranked Lake Michigan, 61-41, in the semifinals Saturday and won all three of their games by an average of 17.7 points.



Kirkwood women drub No.1 Lake Michigan

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - The Kirkwood Eagles walloped top-ranked Lake Michigan, 61-41, in the semifinals of the Illinois Central Classic Saturday.

Kianna Jacobs led the seventh-ranked Eagles (12-3) with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Kirkwood led by just two points at halftime, 29-27, but the Eagles used a 16-3 spurt at the start of the second half to take command. Kirkwood held Lake Michigan (10-2) to just 14 points in the second half.

Kirkwood will face No.8 Illinois Central in the championship game of the holiday tournament Sunday at 4 p.m.



Kirkwood women earn date with No.1 team

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Kianna Jacobs scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds Friday as Kirkwood pulled away from Cincinnati State, 75-60, in the opening round of the Illinois Central Classic.

The 7th-ranked Eagles (11-3) will face top-ranked Lake Michigan (10-1) in the semifinals at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Kirkwood led 31-30 at halftime, but Jacobs, Friday Chuol and Whitney Henderson combined for 26 points in the second half to help secure the victory.



Kirkwood women playing in top event

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - The Kirkwood women's basketball team will play in the prestigious Illinois Central Classic this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The eight-team holiday tournament features four teams that are ranked in the latest NJCAA Division II poll with No.1 Lake Michigan, No.7 Kirkwood, No.8 Illinois Central and No.13 South Suburban Chicago.

The Eagles (10-3) will face Cincinnati State (11-1) in the first round at 4 p.m. Friday and could face top-ranked Lake Michigan (9-1) on Saturday.



No. 7 Kirkwood women bop No. 8 Illinois Central

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- The difference between No. 7 and No. 8 Tuesday night was 20 points.

The seventh-ranked Kirkwood Eagles spanked No. 8 Illinois Central, 72-52,in an NJCAA Division II women's basketball game in East Peoria, Ill.

Alexis Fitzpatrick led Kirkwood (10-3) with 17 points, including 13 in the second half. Bianca Dufelmeier scored 14 points and Kianna Jacobs added 10.

Eagles enjoyed hot shooting on 3-pointers, nailing nine of 14 from behind the arc. Dufelmeier hit four triples for Kirkwood.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 22:31



Tow enjoys life with No.7 Eagles

Krissi Tow plays on a talented basketball team at Kirkwood Community College and has to take advantage of the opportunities that come her way.

She succeeded Saturday.

Tow scored eight points in eight minutes of the first half to help the seventh-ranked Eagles blast Iowa Lakes Community College, 76-30, at Johnson Hall on the Cedar Rapids campus.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 13:07



Iowa Lakes trips Kirkwood in OT

Doug Wagemester is accustomed to winning basketball games at Kirkwood Community College. It's become a habit.

He entered his 15th year with the Eagles this season with an impressive record of 390-94, which means a typical year produces a final mark of 28-7.

This year's club will have to improve in a hurry to keep the record going.

The Eagles suffered another tough loss Saturday when they fell to Iowa Lakes Community College, 67-64, in overtime in a conference game at Johnson Hall on the Cedar Rapids campus.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 13:07



Kirkwood suffers bloody loss to John Wood

Taylor Olson will do just about anything to help Kirkwood Community College win a basketball game.

He'll even swallow his own blood.

Olson was hit in the mouth during Wednesday night's game against John Wood Community College at Johnson Hall and suffered some internal bleeding, but the game was tied and there wasn't time for full medical treatment with a little more than 3 minutes left.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 13:08



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